Godly Example of Good Citizenship

The governments of many countries have requested or mandated that there be no gatherings of people during this time of instability due to the virus. The question has been debated recently, should we as Christians follow these guidelines and postpone our usual worship services or should we defy the ordinance of man to worship God in our chapels? As a body of believers, what example and message would we send to the world and our neighbors if we were to meet for worship in defiance of our civil government? Does it show devoutness to God or a stubborn, rebellious spirit? Read more

Encouragement from Around the World

“BEHOLD THE FOWLS OF THE AIR: FOR THEY SOW NOT, NEITHER DO THEY REAP, NOR GATHER INTO BARNS; YET YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER FEEDETH THEM. ARE YE NOT MUCH BETTER THAN THEY?”
—MATTHEW 6:26
CONCERNING THE PANDEMIC

BRO. CHINWENDU NWACHUKWU (NIGERIA)

Surprisingly, the world is faced with another killer disease of which if the Lord would not take mercy, many souls would surely be lost.

As children of God, we are called upon to make supplications to God in times like this. While there have been speculations about the source and target of this disease, whether natural or man-made, one thing is certain, the Lord has allowed it. A couple of weeks ago before this was as widespread, my mind was led to the scripture in Ezekiel 14:12-20.Read more

Arise and Pray

“IF I SHUT UP HEAVEN THAT THERE BE NO RAIN, OR IF I COMMAND THE LOCUSTS TO DEVOUR THE LAND, OR IF I SEND PESTILENCE AMONG MY PEOPLE; IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES, AND PRAY, AND SEEK MY FACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.”
—2 CHRONICLES 7:13-14
BRO. PETER AKWEYONA (KENYA)

All over in Kenya people are living in fear, not knowing what may befall them the next day. Daily things are being shut down, even worship services, in an effort to control the pandemic. The Lord is using the virus to bring the rich and the poor back to repentance. During this time, may the saints around the world not fear but rise and pray more for Satan to be rebuked. By the blood of Jesus Christ, we are healed.Read more

Where Is Our Faith?

BRO. IVAN ECK (KANSAS, USA)

We know that most people have questions about the worldwide pandemic we are facing. While there are good reasons to practice great carefulness, God would not want our spirits to be oppressed or tormented by our fears. So, I ask us this question, “What should we do in these times of uncertainty?”Read more

Excerpts from India

DIFFICULT EXPERIENCES

BRO. W. S. VEDHA (INDIA)

I am almost 65 years of age and have faced a lot of difficult experiences in my Christian life. The coronavirus pandemic has taught us many lessons the last two months. We pray to the Lord asking, “Is it the end of time and the second coming of Jesus?” [“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” Matthew 24:36.]Read more